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The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 22, 2018

Among the yak herds and Tibetan Buddhism prayer flags dotting the windswept highlands of northwestern China stand the ruins of a remote, hidden city.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 21, 2018

A US Navy destroyer has sailed near disputed South China Sea waters, angering Beijing.

Christian Science Monitor | Jan 21, 2018

For a visiting journalist, the country of today feel worlds away from the China she first encountered decades earlier.

Foxnews | Jan 21, 2018

The Philippines says it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines.

Guardian | Jan 21, 2018

Xinhua commentary questions ‘viability and legitimacy’ of western democracy in broadside aimed at Trump administrationThe shutdown of the US government exposes “chronic flaws” in the country’s political system, China’s official news agency said on Sunday. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after members of Congress failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill.

Guardian | Jan 20, 2018

Beijing claims passage of destroyer USS Hopper in disputed water violates sovereignty but Pentagon says operations are routineChina has vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty after a US navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea this week. China’s foreign ministry said the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles – an internationally recognised territorial limit – of Huangyan Island, which is also known as Scarborough Shoal and subject to a rival claim by the Philippines. Two US officials confirmed it.

Time | Jan 20, 2018

A dazed global political and business elite spent last year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos—held on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration—wondering aloud what the future might hold.
One year later, the future is here. Literally. Donald Trump and a U.S. delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are set to...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 20, 2018

Two Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges that they illegally exported computer chips with military applications to China. The U.S. attorney’s office says part-time Los Angeles resident Yi-Chi Shih and Kiet Ahn Mai of Pasadena were arrested Friday. It’s unclear whether they...

New York Times | Jan 20, 2018

The birthplace of China’s nuclear arsenal is now a patriotic showpiece, celebrating its scientists as heroes. But traumatic parts of its history go unmentioned.

Guardian | Jan 19, 2018

Trump administration steps up its attack on rival, saying terms for Beijing’s membership of the WTO were too lenientThe United States mistakenly supported China’s membership of the World Trade Organisation in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration has said. Related: Why Donald Trump can't bully China on trade ...

New York Times | Jan 19, 2018

China has opened a new air route for civilian airliners through the tense Taiwan Strait, at a time when it is also sending bombers and warships near Taiwan.

Time | Jan 19, 2018

President Donald Trump is bracing the Pentagon for a long-term, strategic competition with the world’s major powers that puts the U.S. military on a Cold War footing with Russia and China for the foreseeable future, the administration said on Friday.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 19, 2018

Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China, where the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology

Foxnews | Jan 19, 2018

A Chinese official says the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts.

Time | Jan 19, 2018

(BEIJING) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children.
The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016.
China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population. The number of births rose nearly 8% in 2016, and nearly half of the babies were born to couples who already had a child.

That appears to have been a one-off, however, with couple’s decisions...